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Trump campaign: Left has 'crushing defeat' with Massachusetts decision to keep candidate on ballot

The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments starting next week on a Colorado case involving Trump's eligibility.

Published: January 30, 2024 9:12am

Updated: January 30, 2024 10:24am

Former President Donald Trump's campaign says that the left suffered a "crushing defeat" when Massachusetts' highest court upheld a decision to keep the former president on the 2024 Republican primary ballot. 

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Justice Frank Gaziano, a Republican appointee, on Monday upheld a State Ballot Law Commission decision on Monday in response to an appeal that came after the agency dismissed a challenge to Trump's eligibility for office. 

"This latest win is another crushing defeat for the Soros-funded, left-wing activist groups and their attempts to steal the election on behalf of Crooked Joe Biden by disenfranchising millions of American voters," Trump campaign spokesperson Steven Cheung said. 

"The unconstitutional '14th Amendment' cases are being defeated across the country on a near-daily basis and we believe that a fair ruling from the United States Supreme Court will put [these] ballot challenges out of their misery," he also said. 

Trump is facing challenges to his eligibility to run for office in multiple states. The cases focus primarily on the Civil War-era insurrection clause of the 14th Amendment, which prohibits elected officials who "engaged in insurrection or rebellion" against the U.S. from holding office. 

The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments starting next week in one of the cases that arose from Colorado. The high court has never ruled on the constitutional clause, per The Associated Press, and the decision will apply to all U.S. states.

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